Adding another desktop (ice)

Garrett LeSage garrett at
Wed Dec 10 00:23:47 UTC 2003

Troy Dawson wrote:

> Hello,
> What would be involved in trying to get another desktop officially 
> into Fedora?
> I am thinking of ice, for those people with machines without much 
> memory, or who just wish a lightweight window manager.  But I am 
> meaning this question to be more general.
> So far I have come up with the following list.
> Well maintained rpm.
> Bluecurve theme (on by default)
> Menu structure consistent with other desktops
> Integration into gdm and/or desktop switcher
> stamp of approval from Garrett
> stamp of approval from rest of Fedora governing body
> Am I missing anything?
> And on a related note, if one were to get the first 3 or 4 done, is it 
> even feasible that the stamps of approval will happen, or will this be 
> something that will only get into fedora-extra?

This would be a great addition to Fedora-extras or some external yum 

Concerning its inclusion in the base, Fedora Core, I think Trae McCombs 
sums it up great in a recent post to fedora-devel-list:


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